Articles about Spotify

Spotify is a digital music service through which one can listen to songs and podcasts for free. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, it was founded in 2006, but launched two years later. Currently one can access some over 50 million tracks on this international media services provider. To note, Spotify is a freemium service, which means basic features that come with automatic music videos or ads will not cost one anything. Meanwhile, one can get additional ones - offline listening and commercial-free listening – via paid subscriptions. It can be played on most devices, like Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, and Android smartphones and tablets. Established by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon, Spotify currently has 286 million subscribers, with 13 million paying for it.

BTS's Jungkook, Charlie Puth drop new song 'Left and Right'!

24 Jun 2022

Entertainment
BTS's Jungkook, Charlie Puth drop new song 'Left and Right'!

After the famous K-pop band BTS announced that they will be taking some time to focus more on solo projects, BTS member Jungkook gave us something to look forward to.

Spotify's failure to renew security certificate causes Megaphone podcast blackout

01 Jun 2022

Technology
Spotify's failure to renew security certificate causes Megaphone podcast blackout

What happens when a technology company fails to renew a security certificate? In Spotify's case, that led to a podcast blackout.

Amit Sadh's rendition of Batman is now out on Spotify

03 May 2022

Entertainment
Amit Sadh's rendition of Batman is now out on Spotify

For the first time ever, DC Comics's iconic superhero Batman will be heard in Hindi.

Spotify uproar gave its star podcaster Joe Rogan 2M subscribers?

26 Apr 2022

Entertainment
Spotify uproar gave its star podcaster Joe Rogan 2M subscribers?

Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan has claimed on his podcast that his "subscriptions went up massively" due to the Spotify uproar that took place in January.

Amid Spotify row, Joe Rogan gets $100M offer from Rumble

09 Feb 2022

Entertainment
Amid Spotify row, Joe Rogan gets $100M offer from Rumble

Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan has been offered $100 million to join Rumble, the video-sharing platform told on Twitter.

What is the Joe Rogan, Spotify ruckus all about?

31 Jan 2022

Entertainment
What is the Joe Rogan, Spotify ruckus all about?

The saga of Joe Rogan and Spotify is far from being over.

Spotify removes Neil Young's music following Joe Rogan row

28 Jan 2022

Entertainment
Spotify removes Neil Young's music following Joe Rogan row

After singer Neil Young posted on his website he doesn't want Spotify to stream his music anymore, the platform has announced it will no longer do the same.

Spotify scraps Car View to make space for 'new innovations'

28 Nov 2021

Technology
Spotify scraps Car View to make space for 'new innovations'

Music streaming giant Spotify has announced the retirement of its feature called Car View that first appeared in 2019. The company has decided to make this move to "make way for new innovations."

Spotify finally expands real-time lyrics feature worldwide for all users

20 Nov 2021

Technology
Spotify finally expands real-time lyrics feature worldwide for all users

Spotify has always had an obvious disadvantage compared to other music streaming apps. It lacked a lyrics view. But that changes now, with Spotify's new real-time lyrics feature.

Spotify launches its Clubhouse clone called Greenroom in 135+ countries

17 Jun 2021

Technology
Spotify launches its Clubhouse clone called Greenroom in 135+ countries

While Clubhouse may have started the trend, a host of Big Tech social media companies have created their versions of an audio-based interaction platform.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more

04 Jun 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more

Reliance might have disrupted the technology space with Jio, but now it has its eyes set on COVID-19. The Indian conglomerate is coming up with a lot of lateral solutions to tackle issues such as combating the virus itself with experimental treatments.

Spotify announces Only You discovery feature for personalized playlists

03 Jun 2021

Technology
Spotify announces Only You discovery feature for personalized playlists

Spotify remains one of the most popular music streaming services in the world. The company is now releasing a personalized playlist generation tool called Only You. The addition resembles the annual Wrapped playlists.

NewsBytes Briefing: ByteDance co-founder steps down as CEO, and more

21 May 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: ByteDance co-founder steps down as CEO, and more

While the Big Tech oligarchy unpersoned a sitting US President, China seemingly took those lessons to heart and began cracking down on the tech oligarchy within its own backyard.

Spotify launches virtual concert series; Charges $15 for pre-recorded shows

20 May 2021

Technology
Spotify launches virtual concert series; Charges $15 for pre-recorded shows

Spotify is experimenting with virtual concerts. The music streaming major has thrown open bookings for five different live concerts from artists such as The Black Keys, Jack Antonoff of Bleachers, Rag'n'Bone Man, Leon Bridges, and girl in red.

Spotify enables timestamped sharing for podcasts, Snapchat integration for Canvas

11 May 2021

Technology
Spotify enables timestamped sharing for podcasts, Snapchat integration for Canvas

On May 10, Spotify announced new features that make it easier to share music and podcasts to other platforms. Users can now share links to podcasts so the recipient can start listening from a defined point.

Apple Music might get high-fidelity streaming upgrade in coming weeks

05 May 2021

Technology
Apple Music might get high-fidelity streaming upgrade in coming weeks

Apple Music might get high-fidelity audio support in the vein of quality-focused music streaming services such as TIDAL.

Apple Music introduces new feature with 100 city-focused music charts

29 Apr 2021

Entertainment
Apple Music introduces new feature with 100 city-focused music charts

It looks like Apple Music is here to take on other major players in the music streaming industry.

How Spotify's Car Thing solves a problem you never had

18 Apr 2021

Technology
How Spotify's Car Thing solves a problem you never had

Last spotted seeking FCC certification, Spotify's latest hardware product dubbed the Car Thing is finally available to consumers in the US.

NewsBytes Briefing: Germany clamps down on WhatsApp, and more

15 Apr 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Germany clamps down on WhatsApp, and more

Even as Indian government scrambles to figure out how to prevent Facebook from taking advantage of its citizenry, Germany has leveraged the European Union's solid privacy laws to take WhatsApp to task.

Spotify claims "Hey Spotify" doesn't listen to everything you say

10 Apr 2021

Technology
Spotify claims "Hey Spotify" doesn't listen to everything you say

In 2020, music streaming giant Spotify was spotted developing a voice assistant triggered by the wake phrase "Hey Spotify". The feature resembles Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri.

Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

31 Mar 2021

Technology
Spotify and LinkedIn gear up to join the Clubhouse party

Spotify and LinkedIn are preparing to jump into the trendy "live audio" space after the invite-only Clubhouse app grabbed the attention of millions of iPhone users.

Spotify desktop and web apps get improved UI, curation tools

27 Mar 2021

Technology
Spotify desktop and web apps get improved UI, curation tools

Popular music streaming platform Spotify is giving its desktop app a comprehensive UI update. Both Mac and Windows versions of the desktop app will receive the revamped look. The platform-agnostic web app is also receiving a similar cosmetic upgrade.

Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up with Spotify for podcast

25 Feb 2021

Entertainment
Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen team up with Spotify for podcast

Spotify has signed up two behemoths in American political and entertainment culture to collaborate on a podcast.

Spotify takes on Tidal with new 'HiFi' lossless audio plan

23 Feb 2021

Technology
Spotify takes on Tidal with new 'HiFi' lossless audio plan

Popular music streaming service Spotify has announced plans to introduce HiFi audio streaming. It will allow Premium subscribers to listen to CD-quality lossless audio.

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

23 Feb 2021

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

Country music star Morgan Wallen uses N-word, gets heavily panned

04 Feb 2021

Entertainment
Country music star Morgan Wallen uses N-word, gets heavily panned

Rising country music star Morgan Wallen has suffered a catastrophic depletion industry-wise after a video broke on news portal TMZ on Tuesday night, showing him using racial slurs.

Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

16 Jan 2021

Technology
Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

Popular music streaming service Spotify has sought FCC certification for a new Bluetooth-enabled device dubbed Car Thing. Last heard of in 2019, the car companion has received a significant design revamp and no longer resembles the 2019 concept.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle drop their first Spotify podcast

02 Jan 2021

Entertainment
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle drop their first Spotify podcast

As promised, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have dropped their first podcast on Spotify.

The best Android apps of 2020

29 Dec 2020

Technology
The best Android apps of 2020

A lot of things did not go well this year, but it was a great time for technology.

Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

28 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Insult track on PM Boris Johnson tops Amazon Music chart

Sensational music takes little to get recognized, but a track full of hatred towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has gained the top spot on Amazon Music Chart.

After Netflix, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ink multi-year Spotify deal

17 Dec 2020

Entertainment
After Netflix, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ink multi-year Spotify deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are developing a strong base in the content industry to promote humanitarian causes.

Eric Clapton, Van Morrison team up for anti-lockdown song

01 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Eric Clapton, Van Morrison team up for anti-lockdown song

The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted what lifestyle has stood for, and a huge chunk belongs to the entertainment domain.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

06 Oct 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

16 Sep 2020

Business
Apple One: Will this be a game-changer for Apple?

Last night, Apple made major headlines with its all-new line of Apple Watch and iPads.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

20 Aug 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple becomes a $2 trillion company, and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last night.

Why are Apple, Google and Epic Games fighting?

18 Aug 2020

Business
Why are Apple, Google and Epic Games fighting?

Apple, Google, and Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, are engaged in a dramatic row for the last few days.

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

07 Aug 2020

Business
Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.

#TechBytes: How to host 'listening parties' with Spotify's Group Session

30 Jul 2020

Technology
#TechBytes: How to host 'listening parties' with Spotify's Group Session

Due to the ongoing pandemic and all the social distancing measures in place, it is no longer possible (and safe) to hang out with friends and groove on each others' favorite music.

NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

29 Jul 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Briefing: Big Tech goes on trial today, and more

In the updates since last evening, the Big Tech CEOs, who are set to appear for an antitrust Congressional hearing, released their opening statements, reiterating that they are good for America's economy and not a monopolistic force.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

23 Jul 2020

Technology
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

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